[ Wednesday, May 12, 2010 ]
Miami Record Theft Case
: Wow. The Federal judge hearing the plea bargain of a couple accused of stealing medical records and selling them to plaintiff's lawyers
, who then contacted the individuals about becoming clients and collected big contingency fees, has declined initially to accept their plea bargains, because the jail time isn't long enough. The 62-year-old husband got 12 years, and his 52-year-old wife got 5 years. The judge needs to hear more information on the husband's case to decide whether to accept his plea; but she simply rejected the plea from the wife, saying she must now go to trial in the case.
So, just so you know, 12 years in jail for a 62-year-old man isn't enough if it's a HIPAA violation. Something to keep in mind. . . .
Jeff [12:25 PM]
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